Local author and historian, Buddy Sullivan, spoke to a packed room on Sunday, February 5, sharing his vast knowledge of maps, charts, surveys, and land plats. Attendees found Buddy’s talk fascinating and were delighted as he shared his interest in local and regional geography and topography. His study of state and county maps, and coastal navigation charts evolved from an early age, as well as his fascination with local maritime history and his adolescent explorations of local waterways and islands.
This book represents the consolidation in a single volume of the maps, charts, surveys and land plats contained in his previous works of local and regional history including personal notes of his own experiences with a given location as well as necessary historical context. The book is intended to be a book for browsing and making one’s own personal connections with any given place in McIntosh County. Those seeking a more comprehensive review of the information accompanying his notes and observations are encouraged to consult his book, Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater.
A lovely reception followed the discussion where Buddy signed books and answered questions.
Buddy’s book can be purchased at Ashantilly as well as a postcard and a limited number of silkscreen maps of Fort King George that Bill Haynes painted and is included in the book.
Image of The Fort King George map painted in 1955 by local artist, historian and printer William G. “Bill” Haynes of the Ashantilly Press. The colorful detailed map was issued as a limited-edition print by Haynes.